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Recently I was reminded by someone who shares the same opinion about music that a lot of others share today - that true "music" ceased to exist after the 1960's...I got to thinking about that, and I began to realize that this statement is in fact a falsehood. And the actuality slowly came to me as I began to think about the 1970's. Sure, I admit, the 70's had its embarrassing moments - it was, after all, the "Disco Era".
But it was also a time when we saw some of the greatest rock-n-roll bands come into their own as well: Aerosmith, Fleetwood Mac, ELO, Boston, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Heart, KISS and Meat Loaf, just to name a few. We also saw some of the fabulous acts from the 1960's continue to "rock on", in particular, the Rolling Stones.
And the music itself was just as varied as the era - some of the most memorable records ever recorded - "American Pie", "Stairway To Heaven", "Dreams", "More Than A Feeling", "Two Out Of Three Ain't Bad", "Joy To The World", "Bridge Over Troubled Water", "The Way We Were" and "I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing" (who doesn't remember that Coca-Cola commercial?) were just several of the hits that came out of that time. There was also some of the funniest and simply "weird" music out as well: "The Streak", "The Cover Of The Rolling Stone", "Werewolves Of London", "Only Women Bleed", "Hooked On A Feeling" and "Brand New Key".
So I'll have to disagree that true "music" ended with the 1960's, and I hope I've made my case for the 1970's. I named this "70's Boogie" to remind us that it was the time of "Disco"...but I've also tried not to include most of those songs from that period of the 70's, and have chosen instead to focus on the "classic" songs, the quirky ones, and the funny ones.
I hope you enjoy it...Please e-mail any requests you'd like added to the list!